Monthly Archives: June 2014

U10 Hurling Blitz – 28/6


Shamrocks made their first trip to the magnificent Cloughduv grounds on Saturday morning for an u10 hurling Blitz. The lads once again did themselves proud, not losing any game against different opposition this time, namely Dripsey, Grenagh and Laochra Óg (a brand new club from the Muscraí Gaeltacht comprising a few clubs). Shamrocks had 11 players togged out which was fantastic and all players played brilliant notching some great scores.


Once again a big thank you to the management and to the parents and grandparents for making the trip and supporting the lads throughout.

MHC V Brian Dillons – 26/6


Shamrocks 2-16, Brian Dillons 2-8


We played Brian Dillons in the Minor Hurling Championship in Passage on Thursday evening. Dillons playing with the first half wind took a 2 point lead before Andrew O’Grady levelled the game with two well pointed frees. We were playing some great hurling  and went into the lead only for Dillons to score a goal to make it 1-02 to 0-04. The sides drew level three times during the first twenty minutes and coming up to half  time we scored three points to go in at the break leading on a score line of 1-04 to 0-09.
After the break Shamrocks took control of the game and with the wind at our backs we got some great scores to increase our lead, at one stage we were leading by 2-14 to 1-05 when Dillons got a 20 metre free to pull back a goal but Shamrocks were in control and ran out winners on a score line of 2-16 to 2-08.


Team: Cormac Scriven, Nathan Hayes, Shane Kelleher, Seán Kidney, Mark Hitchmough, Tom Murphy, Darragh Scriven, David Andrews, Rory Horgan, Coby O’Grady, Aonghus Boland and Andrew O’Grady. Subs – Brendan Crowley, David Raleigh, Killian Murphy and Christopher Hayes.


Shamrocks play Cobh in the Semi Final at the end of August.



U12 FL V Ballyphehane – 25/6


Shamrocks 5-13, Ballyphehane 2-3


Shamrocks had a comfortable win over Ballyphehane on Wednesday evening in Ballyphehane. They were on top from the start and all the 14 players got ample game time.

U16 HL V Grenagh – 23/6


Shamrocks 2-8, Grenagh 1-4


This was a great game of hurling between 2 teams who would have designs on winning the whole thing out. Grenagh led by 1-3 to 1-1 at HT but a great second half by Shamrocks let them take over and take the league points after a tough hours hurling.


Full report not received.



U8 Football Blitz – 21/6

The Shamrocks under 8 boys gave a great display against Valley Rovers, Sliabh Rua and Crosshaven at the blitz held at the Tracton GAA grounds on Saturday 21st June, coming out on top in all three matches. Hard work and skill from Cian Lynch, Cathal O’Donovan, Diarrmuid Cahill, Zach Johnson, Barry O’ Mahony and Kieran May and some fine scores from Shane O’Flynn, David Herlihy and Jason O’Driscoll who were playing their first games for the Shamrocks club on what was a lovely day for gaelic football. No doubt the first of many for these three young lads. Well done to all the boys and we’re looking forward to the next day out. Thanks also to the parents for their wonderful support.
U8 Football Blitz, 21/6/14

U8 Football Blitz, 21/6/14




U14 FC V Castlelyons – 21/6


Shamrocks 3-20, Castlelyons 3-5


The Shamrocks u14 footballers are through to the Semi Final of the championship after a great second half performance against Castlelyons in Passage on Saturday afternoon last.


Conditions were ideal for football. Both teams started this twelve a side game with high hopes as their league form was very impressive. We scored some fine points and were dominating in most areas of the pitch. The Castlelyons goalkeeper was playing a blinder. He produced four top class saves in the first half alone. Castlelyons got a goal against the run of play to leave them leading by two points. After an excellent Shamrocks move, Billy Hughes found the back of the net to leave us leading at half time 1-06 to 1-04.


Some positional switches were made and words of advice was given by Jed O Flaherty and Kieran Lynam. The second half started and we soon found our scoring boots by kicking over eleven points without reply. Dylan O Flaherty and Sam Geary then produced two fast goals to end this game as a contest.


Castlelyons rallied and got two late consolation goals the leave us impressive winners at the full time whistle. Each player can be really proud of themselves for an excellent team performance. They were on top throughout the whole game and in every position on the pitch.


Team: Robert Van Pelt, Dylan Gregson, Cathal Murphy, Jody Sisk, Evan Seymour, Seán Andrews, Daniel O Mahony, Dylan O Flaherty, Cillian Hayes, Shane Downey, Billy Hughes, Luke O Driscoll. Subs used – Cillian O Mahony, Sam Geary. Sean Browne (Injured).



JAFL V Ballymartle – 17/6


Shamrocks 3-12, Ballymartle 0-6


Shamrocks travelled to Riverstick on Tuesday evening to play Ballymartle. Shamrocks started well with captain Joe Shanahan finding the net in the first minute of the game. Steven Keane and Coby O’ Grady getting a point each. Shamrocks were well on top with Alan McCarthy fielding some great ball with his mid field partner Barry Mulqueen. Joe Shanahan got two more fine points along with Darragh O’ Sullivan getting a point of his own the full forward line were scoring at will and when Steven Keane got a goal just before half time Shamrocks lead by 2-6 to Ballymartle 6 pts.


The second half started well with Joe getting a point and Darragh O’  Sullivan finding the net with a well placed shot. Ballymartle tried hard to break down the Shamrocks back line but could find no way through with some great defendin. Shanahan got two more points followed by Steven Keane, Darragh O’ Sullivan and Alan McCarthy. Shamrocks ran out convincing winners 3-12 to 6pts.


Team: Fergus O’ Neill, Ronan Murphy, Senan Andrews, Michael O’ Neill, Cathal Kidney, Michael Prout, Eoin O’ Mahony, Alan McCarthy, Barry Mulqueen, Coby O’ Grady, Chris O’ Neill, Seanán Collins, Darragh O’ Sullivan, Joseph Shanahan. Subs: Jack Wilson for Collins, Steven Downey for Shanahan, B Hickey for Steven Keane.


John Kerins Memorial – 14/6


Whitechurch 3-4, Shamrocks 0-3


Shamrocks and Whitechurch played out a great game of football in Páirc Ui Rinn on Saturday afternoon last. Whitechurch did all the damage in the first half and led by a good few points at hafl time.


However, Shamrocks came right back at them in the ssecond half and were very unlucky to not score 2 or 3 goals.


The lads had a great experience playing up in Páirc Ui Rinn and thanks to the mentors, the parents, grandparents and all the very vocal supporters. The team were very young, some as yung as 8 years old so hopefully they’ll be more comeptetive over the next few years.

U12 HL V Grenagh – 9/6


Grenagh 5-5, Shamrocks 0-0


Shamrocks U12 hurlers were well beaten by a strong Grenagh side on Monday evening.


Their cause wasn’t helped by the loss of Harry Andrews with a hand injury after only 10 minutes and were always chasing the game as a result of this. However they plugged away and were down by 1-3 to no score at half time.


Shamrocks were outplayed for the remainder of the second half failing to put a single score on the board. Best on the night were Seán Andrews and Adam McSweeney. We wish Harry a speedy recovery and hope he is back for the John Kerins Memorial tournament in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday at 12pm.


Panel – Seán Andrews, Conor Hourihan (in goal), Robert van Pelt, Harry Andrews, Mark Sisk, Adam Maye, Adam McSweeney, Cian O’Flaherty, Derry Howard, Fionn Herlihy, Robert Barrett, Eoin O’Flynn and Michael Foy.




Cian O'Flaherty V Grenagh, 9/6/14

Cian O’Flaherty V Grenagh, 9/6/14

JAHC V Tracton – 6/6


Shamrocks 4-11, Tracton 1-11


The old adage,’ goals win games’ and so for Shamrocks four smashing goals, two in either half copper fastened a very deserved and merited win over old rivals Tracton.


The earlier deluge had just receded and the playing surface on the Carrig pitch excelled. Shamrocks were first to attack and full forward Chris O’Neill hit a first splendid point. Chris brought all his sublime skills and experience to bear on this game and always responded when most needed. His goal just before the break and second half points bear this out. Youngster Darragh Scriven was the provider when Captain Senan Collins hit two great goals, one in each half. Collins final tally of 2-5 reflected on his mighty performance.


Shamrocks competitive edge and fine fettle enabled them to take the game to their opponents on numerous occasions and the lengthy striking from ‘keeper Michael O’Neill had plenty of balls dropping deep in the Tracton half. With the defenders showing up well Tracton failed to score a goal in the opening half. Shamrocks led 2-4 to 0-7 at the break.


The second half started like the first one with a point from Darragh O’Sullivan after 20 seconds. Tracton moved up a gear and exerted much pressure, but steely determination and the ability to get more goals was our yardstick for victory. Mighty veteran Stephen Keane hit a cracking goal and Chris O’Neill went on to record some more vital points  A great ball hit in from the wing by Darragh Scriven was drifting across the goal, going wide, but Senan Collins, now in the full forward position make a mighty leap to divert it to the top corner of the Tracton net. Victory was then assured.


Alan McCarthy, despite an earlier injury scare had one of his best games and his striking of dead balls excelled. Minor player Sean Kidney played like a veteran and was not overawed by the occasion. The sterling full backline of O’Reilly, Andrews and Kidney were unremitting and Sweeney and Mulqueen used their vast experience to push our cause for victory. Joseph Shanahan, who operated a mid-field, made many testing runs at the Tracton defenders, but he was not found wanting when he filtered in behind his own defence to clear vital balls when Tracton ‘threw the kitchen sink at us’. When the final whistle came we had 4-11 on the board, a fine tally indeed for a first round game. The players deserve full credit for this overdue and much desired victory. Coach Declan O’Neill, acclaimed their win and acknowledged their huge input on the training field.


Team: Michael O’Neill (0-1), Stephen O’Reilly, Senan Andrews, Cathal Kidney, Barry Mulqueen, Brian Sweeney, Seán Kidney, Joseph Shanahan (0-1), Alan McCarthy (0-1), Darragh Scriven, Seanán Collins (2-5), Stephen Keane (1-0), Darragh O’Sullivan (0-1), Chris O’Neill (1-3), Fergus O’Neill. Subs (used) – Ronan Murphy, Dave O’Neill, (unused) Roy Twomey, Jack Wilson, Pa Andrews.


Junior Hurlers Huddle before the game

Junior Hurlers Huddle before the game